EU: Statewatch analysis: European Parliament: Abolish 1st [and 2nd] reading secret deals - bring back democracy “warts and all” by Tony Bunyan


Abolish 1st [and 2nd] reading secret deals - bring back democracy “warts and all” (pdf) by Tony Bunyan: "As the European Parliament starts its new term major questions hang over the way it is doing its job. In the last parliament over 80% of new measures were agreed in secret “trilogue” meeting with the Council of the European Union (the 27 governments). This practice raises fundamental issues of transparency, openness and democratic accountability."

 

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